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Posted 10/24/2011

Release no. 11-35


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MEMPHIS, Tenn., OCT. 24, 2011 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that they have issued two Notices to Proceed for construction contracts in the Cairo, Ill. area.

A Notice to Proceed was issued Oct. 20, for contractor Inquip & Associates, Inc. of McLean, Va., to begin construction of a slurry trench above Cairo, Ill. This project is located along the Upper Mississippi River in southern Ill. and is aimed at addressing areas of under seepage that have been identified within the levee system.

A Notice to Proceed was issued Oct. 19, for contractor Quaternary Resources of Baton Rouge, La., to begin construction of Relief Wells above Cairo, Ill. This project consists of furnishing all labor and materials for the construction of 28 wells. This work will also address areas of under seepage in the levee system.

Work is expected to begin on the relief wells on Monday, Oct. 24 and the slurry trench no later than Nov. 1.